Chorus


The Eastern Connecticut Symphony Chorus, a subsidiary of the Eastern Connecticut Symphony Orchestra, is  comprised of approximately 75 auditioned singers from Southeastern Connecticut and Rhode Island, and  range in age from high school students to octogenarians!  Under the direction of Chorus Director Mark Singleton, the ensemble  presents classical works by Beethoven, Mozart, Haydn, Mendelssohn and many other major composers, as well as works by contemporary composers such as John Rutter and Morten Lauridsen.

 

The ECSC performs a minimum of two concerts annually.  In 2013, the group joined forces with the Yale Symphony Orchestra and the Elm City Girls Chorus to perform a third concert: Gustav Mahler’s, Symphony No. 3 under the direction of Maestro Toshiyuki Shimada.


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Audition Information


2014-2015 Concerts


Mozart Unfinished

The concert will be held on SATURDAY, November 1, 2014 at 7:00pm at Harkness Chapel on the Connecticut College campus. The ECSC will be performing Mozart's Requiem and Solemn Vespers.  Our new accompanist, Jeehyun Kim will perform Mozart's Piano Concerto in D MinorPlease call the ECSO office at 860.443.2876 for ticket information.

Messiah Sing!

The concert will be held on SATURDAY, December 20, 2014 at 7:00pm at Harkness Chapel on the Connecticut College campus.  The ECSC will be performing Handel's Messiah, Christmas Portion.  Singers are encouraged to come and join us in song!  Please call the ECSO office at 860.443.2876 for ticket information.

ECSO Subscription Series Concert
The ECSC joins the ECSO to perform Carl Orff's Carmina Burana on April 25, 2014 at 8:00pm at the Garde Arts Center in New London, Connecticut. Contact the ECSO office at 860.443.2876 for concert and ticket information.  Please remember to tell them that you heard about it here!  You can also order tickets to concerts held with the ECSO by visitingwww.gardearts.org.  Thank you for your patronage!
 

The ECSC counts on the support of ticket holders and donors.  If you wish to make a donation, or are interested in placing an ad in our Annual Holiday Concert program, please contact ECSC President Kathy Walburn at ecscpresident@gmail.com.

 

To learn more, please contact ECSC President, Kathy Walburn at ecscpresident@gmail.com


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Radio

Tchaikovsky: Manfred Symphony in B minor, Op. 58
Berlioz: Symphonie fantastique, Op. 14
Britten: Peter Grimes: Sea Interludes (4), Op. 33a
Vaughan Williams: Symphony no 1 "A sea symphony"
Mahler: Symphony no 2 in C minor "Resurrection"
Tchaikovsky: Symphony no 6 in B minor, Op. 74 "Pathétique"
Wagner: Tristan und Isolde: Prelude and Liebestod
Verdi: I lombardi
Shostakovich: Symphony no 5 in D minor, Op. 47
Nielsen: Symphony no 4, Op. 29 "Inextinguishable"
Elgar: Concerto for Cello in E minor, Op. 85
Beethoven: Symphony no 2 in D major, Op. 36
Snider: Disquiet
Vaughan Williams: Serenade to Music
Stravinsky: Symphony of Psalms
Strauss: Don Juan, Op. 20

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